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Woman Standing on Dock
Woman Standing on Docks

Maria Cook

Clinical Supervisor

Master of Social Work
   University of South Carolina

• Bachelor of Social Work
   Johnson C. Smith

Qualified Mental Health Professional
Certified Multisystemic Therapist



Maria Cook brings to Amethyst a wealth of behavioral health experience, including residential treatment clinician and intensive in-home team lead. In her current MST supervisory role, she provides clinical oversight of a team of MST therapists through group and individual supervision. She reviews clinical documentation for appropriateness of clinical effort and assures that clinicians achieve engagement with all key participants and stakeholders.Often these problems threaten the cohesion of the family unit. Her clinical expertise includes conducting MST assessments and providing clinical interventions at multiple system levels. Ms. Cook targets problems that occur at the individual, family, peer group, school, and community levels as factors in any of these areas may contribute to the presenting behavior problems. She incorporates a broad range of clinical theories and approaches in treating her families, including family systems theory, social ecological theory, behavioral therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. In addition to direct care provision, she is actively involved in employee work concerns as chair of the Amethyst Employee Voice Committee.